(June 1965)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Iron Man; Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Attuma
Reprints:

If I Fail, A World Is Lost! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Attuma; Senator Byrd; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Atlanteans
Synopsis:
Senator Byrd has come to audit Stark's factory. He is displeased that Stark kept him waiting. Happy decides to impress Pepper by offering to test Stark's new submarine. Tony insists that Iron Man does the testing. Happy leaves feeling disgruntled. Under the sea, Iron Man in the sub stumbles across Attuma who is preparing to attack the surface world. They battle. Iron Man destroys Attuma's weapon by ramming it with the sub. Iron Man survives the resulting explosion and has to explain the failure of the test to Byrd, who is highly critical of Stark. Happy, meanwhile, is nowhere to be found.
Reprints:

The Fantastic Origin of the Red Skull (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt] (origin); Adolf Hitler (flashback); Shultz (Nazi scientist)
Synopsis:
The Red Skull's origin is told and Cap is brainwashed into being a Nazi.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mails of Suspense / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters page includes Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Letters from Jerry Pritchett, Jim Poreliski, Larry Libby and Derrill Rothermich

Mighty Marvel Checklist - comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #39, Spider-Man #254, Avengers #165, X-Men #11, Thor (Journey Into Mystery) #116, Strange Tales #133 (although a typographical error claims it to be #155), Astonish #68 and Sgt. Fury #18.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Iron Man; Captain America
  2. 1. If I Fail, A World Is Lost!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Fantastic Origin of the Red Skull
    Captain America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mails of Suspense
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